May 6 & 7, 2023
Do you remember with deep longing stepping into your grandmother’s kitchen - the smells, the bounty, the aroma of favorite foods passed down for generations, the secrets of recipes coming alive… The colors and flavors beckon to you, the dishes in their bright colors that don’t match. The pots are old. The warmth envelops you. There is a dish - and maybe more than one - especially for you.
Is this kind of connection what you have thirsted for? Is this the true nourishment you’ve been craving?
You’ve come to the right table! There are many dishes to choose from. Imagine yourself in a jam session, journaling and experiencing somatic movement - movement that truly honors, energizes and activates your body… Imagine revisiting a dream that you put on the shelf a long long time ago, exploring what happened to it and to you in the meantime. Is it time to bring it to life again?
Imagine receiving and practicing rituals that help you feel at home. Imagine finding a reason to live. Imagine you are searching for a community that brings you ways and tools to sprout your wings, how to weave parts of you in order to feel comfortable in your own skin… you’ve come to the right place.
Is this for you?
Those who have worked with us have left with:
It’s an exciting virtual marketplace…and it’s all for YOU. It’s your choice! Maybe you are up for just one life-changing session. Or maybe you are drawn to create a retreat to enjoy a variety of dishes that form the container for as little or as much transformation as you are ready to embrace.
Is it time for you to carve out a couple of hours, a half-day, or a full two days to discover more of yourself through the medium of creativity?
A variety of Women of Color presenters will bring forward their life experience, their stories, their teachings, and their gifts to YOU because the time is NOW! The planet needs the voice, the teachings and the images of women of color.
When you come to this vibrant marketplace, you are welcome to walk around and sense what catches your eye, what’s appealing to your senses or your soul, what music grabs you... Go to that booth - spend time with that person, become inspired. Maybe learn how to make the thing that caught your eye.
When you leave there, it’s with the sense of being drawn to the next booth calling your name. You might have come in just for a taste, or just to browse. But now you realize that this marketplace is so full of relevant soul stirring offerings that you want to spend the whole day! And you do.
Milagros Suriano-Rivera, Anasuya Isaacs, Marcela Segal, and Sumaiyah Wysdom Yates at MUSEA Center
The qualities you acquire can spread to other areas of your life, like work or school.
These qualities include:
We are addressing the world challenge of loneliness and isolation!
The World Health Organization has named loneliness a public health problem. We propose to fill the void of isolation and loneliness with the Festival's marketplace. In the aftermath of COVID, we are still recovering from a sense of isolation. By coming together in creative pursuit, we will build bonding, self-confidence, inspiration, and meaningful community.
Who/What qualifies us to offer this to you?
We are Women of Color who have lived our lives connected to our people and culture, each in our own way. We have turned to creativity to enrich and expand our capacity to inspire, build, and transform our communities. Whether in our close or extended family, in our community, or in a broader circle of influence, we are agents of change.
Milagros Suriano-Rivera is a multi-media artist and Color of Woman Intentional Creativity® Teacher, as well as the Vice President of Programing for the Intentional Creativity Foundation. She has become a beloved presence ambassador of Intentional Creativity for MUSEA through her leadership in Hearth Tending for the community. As a multimedia artist she loves creating works in mixed-media, paper clay, and paper jewelry. Milagros has been showing up in true authenticity, holding space, witnessing, leading community circles, supporting our student body, as well as being a voice of inspiration for our Sacred ECHOES of the Well Women of Color Circle.